Thursday, April 18, 2013

Area Race Calendar

Lately, more and more "races" have been popping up in the Reservoir area, 5K's, 10K's, triathlons, etc.  As a runner, I enjoy not only the local options, but also the fact exercise is being brought to the people.  Flowood and the PRVWSD, with its beautiful scenery, and miles of running/biking trails, is the perfect location for these types of events.  Go ahead and mark your calendars for a portion of the upcoming year with the following local races (further information can be found in the links).  Unquestionably there will be more to come.  

April 27 -- Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency 8K (4.97 miles)  Begins and ends at MORA's Lakeland Drive/Liberty Road location.  

May 4 -- Run for Blood 5K (3.1 miles).  Mississippi Blood Services in Flowood.

May 11 -- Run Up For Downs.  (3.21 miles)  Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.

June 1, 2013 --- Heatwave Triathlon on the Ridgeland side of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Either September 8 or 15 -- 9/11 Memorial Run around Pelahatchie Bay.  

October 26 -- Fit 2 Lead Costumed Race -- Flowood YMCA.  More info coming soon.  

November 2 -- Flower Power Race in Flowood.  No additional information available, but the date is saved on Mississippi Race Timing's webpage.

Every third Thursday of the month, Stinky Feet hosts a group run down East Metro Parkway.  They request a $5 donation that will completely go to a chosen charity.  Today, that charity is Team Andrew, a local boy battling leukemia and complications associated therewith.  

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